Bolshoi Ballet “The Nutcracker”: Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists. When the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince. Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. Part of the Big Screen Classics series, with showing at 12:55 p.m. Dec. 17, Alderwood Stadium 7, 3501 184th St. SW, Lynnwood. Admission is $18.90. More at www.fathomevents.com.
“The MeshugaNutcracker”: Musical comedy celebrating Hanukkah features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (a fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” Part of the Big Screen Classics series, showing at 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Alderwood Stadium 7, 3501 184th St. SW, Lynnwood. Tickets are $16.80 adults and $14.70 children. More at www.fathomevents.com.
“It’s a Wonderful Life”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Tickets $8-$10.
Twisted Flicks: The Twisted Folks comedy folks riff on the old B movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. “King Kong Escapes” is at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13. Tickets are $20.
“Nosferatu”: Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., shows the old silent movie at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets are $17. The theater pulls out its pipe organ for the showing. In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile, Orlok’s servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.
Edmonds Center for the Arts Film Cabaret Series: Continues Jan. 12 with “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” from 2000 and the Warren G. Hardings band. On March 15, see the 1999 film “The Buena Vista Social Club” with music by Alma y Azucar. On April 26, see “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” from 1961 with the Jake Bergevin Quartet. Cabaret starts at 6:30 p.m. with film screenings at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $10 for just the movie. More at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.
Diversity Film Series: The city of Edmonds’ Diversity Commission has announced its inaugural series. The free screenings will be at noon on third Saturdays in January, February, March and April at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Arrive 15 minutes early. For more information, a full synopsis of each film and to view trailers, go to diversity.edmondswa.gov.
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